Here is another TV commercial from Hasbro about their up-coming The Last Jedi playset! Check it out below!
Hasbro has officially revealed the first product which will be available on September 1st for Force Friday 2 in a new Star Wars action figure TV commercial. Check it out below!
Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure from the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES line! Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. Rescues, droid attacks, and the most exciting missions from a galaxy far, far, away are brought to life with this authentic figure. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure will be for sale during HASCON 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
HASCON Exclusive Products Include:
Multi-Convention Exclusive Products Available at HASCON Include:
HASCON guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a new early release TRANSFORMERS Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set and Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure, which will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCON before landing at other major retailers.
After interviewing the Hasbro Brand team at San Diego Comic Con and by gathering intel online, this is all the information which we currently have about the 3.75" The Vintage Collection for next year.
- The Vintage Collection will be released in Spring 2018
- Figures will cost between $10 - $15 each
- The Vintage Collection will be available everywhere and will not be exclusive to one store
- Officially announced figures are:
- Rey (re-release)
- Kylo Ren (re-release)
Ryan Beise, our JediBusiness.com correspondent during San Diego Comic Con 2017, met the Hasbro Star Wars brand team and asked your questions to Hasbro's Joe Ninivaggi and Steve Evans. For a transcript of the conversation have a look here please: Hasbro Brand Team Interview @ San Diego Comic Con 2017
Hasbro invited JediBusiness.com to participate in the annual Hasbro Brand Preview Breakfast at San Diego Comic Con. This is a great place for networking, but it's also a great opportunity to get a glimpse at some up-coming Hasbro toys. Check out our photo gallery of the event:
Toys'R'Us.com is now selling the Black Series 6" Commander Gree on their website. The figure costs $24.99 and is in-stock currently.
Rebelscum.com has posted a great photo gallery of Hasbro's booth at San Diego Comic Con. Among the pictures were a Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise with wet hair and a Farmboy Luke Skywalker figure with blast shield and Jedi training remote. Could we see those two figures on store shelves soon? We'll ask Hasbro on Friday, stay tuned to JediBusiness.com for all the info!
Hasbrotoyshop.com set up space holder pages for Hasbro's Star Wars The Black Series 6" exclusives which contain additional images, an online sale date and pricing.
Each 2017 San Diego Comic Con exclusive will be available online on 8/14/2017.
Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder will retail for $89.99. The set includes the following:
Grand Admiral Thrawn will retail for $49.99. The set includes the following:
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) & Rey (Jedi Training) will retail for $49.99. The set includes the following:
JediInsider found images on a Facebook group which revealed another possible San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This time around it seems it will be a 2-pack for The Black Series 6" line which includes a new version of Rey and the hotly anticipated Jedi Master Luke Skywalker figure! According to the post the 2-pack will cost around $50. Check out the images!
JediBusiness.com will sit down with members of the Hasbro Star Wars brand team during San Diego Comic Con 2017 and ask them your questions about their Star Wars action figure toy lines.
A couple of things:
Getting the chance to interview Hasbro team members is a privilege, not a right. Hasbro is a big company which had sales topping 5 billion last year, and the company has been around for 94 years. We pass the privilege to interview team members to you, the fan. We are your voice directly to the people who make Star Wars action figures. When you post questions please be civil and friendly.
- Please don't ask about distribution (we have been asking about distribution several times per year since 2011, and whatever their business model is for distributing the way they do, it's just what it is at this point)
- Jedi Master Luke Skywalker from TFA has been confirmed to JediBusiness.com by Steve Evans in our interview on Toy Run - Episode 16, so that figure is coming in the 6" and 3.75" scales
- Don't ask about PlaySkool figures and toys, that's a different department (and we don't cover that line on J.B.)
- We can't guarantee that all questions will be asked (there is a time limit for the interview)
- We will release a transcript of the interview after the convention, and the audio will be made available on Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast
- We will collect questions through Friday, July 14th 2017
The Premier Hasbro FANmily™ Event
Providence, Rhode Island | September 8-10, 2017
Hasbro has released more information about the very first Hasbro convention titled HASCON. The convention will feature popular brands like G.I.Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, NERF, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Marvel and Play-Doh and of course Star Wars. Here is a look at all the Star Wars activities:
The force is with us! Come celebrate 40 years of Star War memories, and make some new ones with activities including:
From a galaxy far, far away, we have some fan-tastic panels, including:
Sounds like FUN! You can get your tickets here!
Toys'R'Us has set up a landing page on their website for their 2017 San Diego Comic Con and Toys'R'Us in-store exclusives. The Black Series Commander Gree 6" figure, which was revealed during Star Wars Celebration Orlando earlier this year, is also listed with details about its availability:
You'll only find these items at Toysrus.com and at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at the summer's largest comic convention in San Diego, CA! Get our exclusives in San Diego and online starting Thursday, July 20!
Lucasfilm has released the first short standalone episode of Forces Of Destiny called "The Sands Of Jakku", you can watch the episode below. The action figures to go along with the TV show are no where to be found and we've noticed that Amazon has Forces Of Destiny products listed with an August 1st street date (previously July 1st).
J.B. reader Wayne Eggert has shared some images with us of variations he's found in figures from Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection.
I thought I would share the variations in the new sandpeople figures. In addition to the color difference on the heads, the pouches on the dark head version are painted a flat reddish brown while the pouches on the other are unpainted glossy light brown. The dark head seems to have been produced over many waves and the lighter head on possibly the last lot only. I've seen several of each, but all the light heads have been from the same lot (70961) where there are a wide range of lots on the dark head.
Similarly, the flat reddish brown pouches have been only on the Sand People with dark heads while the light brown have been exclusive to the lighter head version. This could be because of a mixed production since all the pictures I've seen of the main run Black Series Raider have all had light heads. If it goes back to dark heads in a later run, this could wind up being the rarest 40th anniversary figure.
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Rogue One Collection Admiral Raddus in the database. Have a look at the database entry for all the information:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection CHEWBACCA in the database. Get all the information about the figure here:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Tusken Raider in the database. The figure is identical to the regularly released Tusken Raider, except for the packaging and date imprints on the bottom of the feet. Check it out:
If you are having trouble finding the second wave of Hasbro's Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary figures or the latest wave of Black Series figures with Lando, Royal Guard, Tusken Raider and Qui-Gon Jinn you might want to give ThinkGeek a try. ThinkGeek doesn't have a lot of stores across the country yet, but if you are lucky to live close to one make sure to stop by!
We've added all five Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars action figures from the 40th Anniversary Titanium Series to the database. Here is a complete write-up about all five figures, the price, the accessories, the display stands and more, check it out:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" The Black Series Tusken Raider #41 in the database. Get all the details here:
We've uploaded Hasbro's Press Photos which were released during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. You've seen them here before, but they are now archived on the articles/events/galleries page.
Gamestop.com announced that a new Star Wars: Battlefront II Elite Trooper Deluxe Figure Bundle, which will include the game and the Black Series Inferno Squadron Pilot figure in one set, it will cost $102.99.
In addition to the bundle, the 6" The Black Series action figure of the Inferno Squadron Pilot, which is based on the game and featured on the video game's packaging, will also be available individually. The figure will cost $19.99 and will be available exclusively at Gamestop/ThinkGeek stores during the Fall of 2017.
Here is a press photo of the figure, and don't forget to watch the new trailer below!
Is it Emperor's Royal Guard or is it Imperial Royal Guard these days? Either way, Hasbro's 6" Black Series incarnation can now be found in the database, check it out:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" The Black Series Qui-Gon Jinn in the database. The figure came with an extra left hand and a lightsaber with removable green blade. Get all the details about the figure here:
Yakface.com published a list of product skus this morning, and listed were the official street dates and retail prices for Forces Of Destiny action figures. The figures, which were first shown during several panels at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 (take a look at the Hasbro panel photo gallery), will be on store shelves on July 1st, 2017.
The first wave includes three figures, Rey, Jyn Erso and Sabine Wren. Each figure will cost $19.99. The second wave of figures is expected to be available on store shelves on Force Friday II, which is held on September 1, 2017. The figures available on September 1st will be Rey with BB-8 ($24.99), Princess Leia (Hoth) with R2-D2 ($24.99) and Princess Leia (Endor Gear) with Wicket and an extra set of clothing ($34.99).
The Forces Of Destiny toy line will support the Lucasfilm short films, which will be released during this Summer.
There is a rumor floating around in the collecting community which indicates that Hasbro might bring back an updated version of the Episode I CommTech chip for The Last Jedi toy line. The rumor, which appeared to have originated on Rebelscum.com, indicates that each Star Wars figure in The Last Jedi basic assortment will include a Force Link Bracelet which enables the figures to talk to each other.
If this rumor turns out to be true, it'll be interesting to see how much the technology has improved since 1999. We expect more information about this to come out during San Diego Comic Con 2017, which is held in July. The Last Jedi action figures go officially on sale on September 1, 2017.
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Galen Erso (Eadu Research Outfit) in the database. For all the details and pictures of the figure have a look here:
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Lieutenant Sefla action figure in the database. Lieutenant Sefla could be seen on Yavin and during the Battle Of Scarif in Rogue One. Here is a closer look at the figure:
Entertainment Earth to the rescue! The company has added new Hasbro 6" Black Series figures to their website. All the figures are currently available for pre-order at regular prices, take a look:
You can now find FENN RAU in the database. The figure was produced by Hasbro for the 3.75" assortment. For more information about the figure have a look here:
You can now find Hasbro's The Black Series 6" Lando Calrissian in the database. For all the information about the figure have a look here:
Let's take a look at Hasbro's The Black Series 6" figures on the secondary market. Most Black Series 6" figures can be had for regular retail price even years after their release, but there are some figures which have increased in value gradually.
Currently the top spot goes to the Boba Fett/Han Solo in Carbonite 2-pack which was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive in 2013. The demand for some of those figures is pretty amazing, even bootleg versions seem to be making quite a bit of money on the secondary market (Darth Maul!).
Many of the figures listed below have doubled in value, if not more, check it out:
2) Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), 1st release and 40th Anniversary Collection
4) Darth Maul
Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.
Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.
This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.
Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.
In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.
“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”
HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com
*Limited quantities available on HasbroToyShop.com after HASCON.
We've been moving some older articles and photo galleries back onto the website and you can now find Pablo Pulido's fantastic Vintage VS. Modern Star Wars action figure photography on the website again. Pablo photographed the opening scenes from Return Of The Jedi with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures and then re-created the exact same scene with modern Hasbro Star Wars figures. Have fun browsing around those photos:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Han Solo in the database. For all the details about Han take a look here please:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi in the database! Get all the information about the figure here:
JediBusiness.com reader Greg Creech reached out in hopes to find a solution for his sticker problem. He just got a Hasbro 6" 40th Anniversary Collection R2-D2 from Walmart and it came with a HUGE sticker on the card.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) in the database. Luke was a Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 exclusive. Here is more information:
We've updated the database with Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Luke Skywalker action figure. For more information about the figure have a look at the entry please:
Hasbro has sent us following Press Release:
NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask set
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with the NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV- 700 blaster and face mask set! This special edition blaster and mask set features distinct Mandalorian decoration and comes with a fabric Mandalorian insignia patch.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" Black Series 40th Anniversary Collection Princess Leia in the database. For this release Hasbro re-worked the previous head sculpt and sold Leia on a vintage Kenner inspired cardback, here are all the details:
What is your favorite toy line by Hasbro for the 3.75" figures? Is it The Power Of The Force 2 because it kick-started the modern line? Is it The Legacy Collection because it came with build a droid parts? Maybe Power Of The Jedi because it was a fairly small line with lots of new sculpts? Or how about The Clone Wars animated-style line or The Vintage Collection? Let us know in the comments!
The Gamestop/ThinkGeek exclusive astromech droid R5-D4 from Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Collection is now in the database. Take a look at hi-res images and learn more about the figure here:
You can now find the Target exclusive 6" AT-ACT Driver from Hasbro's The Black Series in the database. Get all the information about the figure here:
Hasbro's 3.75" The Vintage Collection will be back one year from now, right before the new Han Solo movie will be released in movie theaters. We know that The Vintage Collection will be available at all regular retailers, but we don't know yet if Hasbro will treat it as a main or subline. Will it replace the 5POA or the VS. 2-Packs? Will the Han Solo movie have its own dedicated toy line or will it flow into The Vintage Collection? For how long will those figures come back? Will distribution improve compared to the disastrous 2011 - 2013 time period (remember, those figures were tough to find)? What about vehicles?
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Darth Vader (Legacy Pack) in the database. The figure comes single carded, but packed-in together with a cardboard backdrop which pays homage to Kenner's Early Bird Kit from 1977 and Kenner's second mail-away, the Star Wars Action Stand from 1978. Check out the database entry here:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Jawa in the database. For more information about the figure have a look at the entry here:
It's time for a rant! You all love rants, don't you?
It's not everyday that you come across an article on a major publication such as Forbes.com, where the author criticizes Hasbro and their approach to the Star Wars action figure line. The article, which headline reads "Hasbro Looks To Win Collectors Back", is filled with assumptions and no data to back it up. It's astounding to read such harsh criticism of Hasbro and how they've been treating the Star Wars action figure line. Here are some of excerpts:
Disney/Lucasfilm and Hasbro announced the next fans' choice winner of the fan vote from this past week. The character who won is Dr. Aphra, which is a new character in the expanded Star Wars universe featured in the Marvel comic books.
About the character:
Chelli Lona Aphra was a human female archaeologist who was recruited by Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin. Aphra, along with her two assassin droid companions, 0-0-0 (Triple-Zero) and BT-1 (Beetee), fulfilled several missions for Darth Vader before falling out of his favor.
Look for Dr. Aphra in the Vintage Collection 3.75" line by Hasbro towards the end of 2018.
We'd like to say thank you to Hasbro for sending us a nice surprise for May The Fourth 2017! The nicely designed package included a Bladebuilder set and a postcard which features Star Wars action figures of Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Darth Vader and Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi (photographed by WorkMoreOrLess). Thanks Hasbro!
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated wave 2 of Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Collection 6" action figures! The case includes a total of 8 figures:
1 x Chewbacca
1 x C-3PO
1 x Stormtrooper
1 x Tusken Raider
2 x Jawa
2 x Death Squad Commander
It's pretty apparent that people participating in Hasbro's fan poll, or at least very dedicated Hasbro Star Wars action figure fans, are upset with the current fan poll on StarWars.com.
Today is the last day to vote on StarWars.com for Hasbro's next 3.75" Star Wars action figure in the Vintage Collection II. Currently it looks as if Dr. Aphra is going to win, Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars Rebels is in second place, Emperor Palpatine and ARC Trooper Fives share the 3rd spot and Yakface and Sim Aloo are occupying the bottom two spots. The winner will be officially announced on May The 4th on StarWars.com.
Here is a fun one! We haven't seen a Star Wars action figure TV commercial by Hasbro in quite some time, check this out:
Here is another live broadcast where we walked through the entire Hasbro booth once more showcasing all the new Star Wars action figures which were on display.
Fellow Star Wars action figure collector Mark Schroeder found wave 2 of Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Star Wars figures at his local Walmart in Washington State. The figures included in the second wave are the Jawa, Tusken Raider, Death Squad Commander, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper and C-3PO.
If you've been following JediBusiness.com for a while you know that we've collected fans' votes several days ago for Hasbro's next 3.75" Star Wars action figure, which will be released in the Vintage Collection in 2018. We handed our results to Hasbro several days ago, they tallied all the results from participating fan sites and came up with this list:
ARC Trooper Fives
This list is a big head-scratcher. J.B. reader Brian Borg sent following graphic to us, it's an accumulation of all participating fan sites and their results. The bottom has the finalists listed, take a look:
So what happened here?
Hasbro's Star Wars panel during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 was one of the better Hasbro Star Wars panels in recent history. The Hasbro team celebrated 40 years of Star Wars action figures by taking a look at many never-before-seen concept sketches from the mid 1980's and they revealed many design decisions and thought processes for up-coming Star Wars action figures. The panel ended with the reveal of the return of the 3.75" The Vintage Collection in Spring 2018 and the fan vote campaign.
If you are worried about finding the last wave of Hasbro's Rogue One figures on store shelves you might want to consider ordering them online. There are several Ebay sellers who have them in stock now, take a look: Rogue One Wave 4
Hasbro gave you the chance to vote for a character which you'd like to see made next as a 3.75" super articulated Star Wars figure in the up-coming The Vintage Collection 2 in 2018. Below are the results which we'll pass on to Hasbro. Voting will continue on StarWars.com, more details about that soon!
Every person had to type the name of the charcter they wanted to see made into the comments, this helped eliminate multiple "up-votes" on different characters and made it easy to spot multiple entries by the same person.
Luke Skywalker (from The Force Awakens)
Thank you to everybody who participated, may the Force be with you!
Hasbro has reached out to let us know that the Black Series Tarkin 6" figure with Interrorgation Droid will be released in Spring 2018. The figure will cost $19.99.
During Star Wars Celebration Orlando we stopped by the Hasbro booth several times to get new information about their up-coming Star Wars action figure lines. You can read all the info gathered, combined with the announcements during the Hasbro panel in this article.
CHOOSE WHICH CHARACTER JOINS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION IN HASBRO'S STAR WARS FAN FIGURE VOTE, LAUNCHING TODAY!
As revealed today at Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando panel, the 3.75-inch Vintage Collection is back in 2018. And they want you to decide which character will be next to join the fan-favorite line!
Kicking off today is Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote, where you’ll get to vote for your favorite hero, villain, droid, or alien that has yet to be made into an action figure. It could be anyone — from Doctor Aphra of Marvel’s comics to Klik-Klak from Star Wars Rebels. (And remember, the world still needs a Tonnika action figure!)
First-round voting in Hasbro’s initiative will take place at Star Wars fan sites from today, April 15-April 19; after voting closes, the top picks from each site will be entrants in a final poll at StarWars.com, which will run from April 26-30. The winner will be announced at a later date.
TYPE THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO BE MADE INTO A 3.75" SUPER ARTICULATED STAR WARS FIGURE INTO THE COMMENTS. LIKES WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
ONE VOTE ONLY.
Join us as we take a look at Hasbro's booth at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017:
Yahoo! Movies has revealed Hasbro's The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder. The set will be available this Fall and retail for $59.99.
IO9.com exclusively announced Hasbro's 6" Black Series Rey with Rey's Speeder this morning.
The Speeder features two opening panels to see the inner detailing of the craft itself, and nine points of articulation—including the base (sculpted to make it look like the Speeder displacing dust and air as it floats) that can let you pose and tilt the vehicle.
ReedPop has released information about how to get the exclusive Hasbro 40th Anniversary Collection 6" Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) figure, and it isn't pretty. In order to purchase a Hasbro Exclusive on Thursday and Friday, a limited number of tickets will be given out.
There will be a special morning queue for those who want to receive a Hasbro Exclusive ticket in the morning. Please look for Queue 10 and the sign that says “Tickets to Purchase items from HasbroToyshop”.
Tickets for the Hasbro Exclusive will begin to be given out at approximately 6:00 AM on Thursday and Friday. After receiving a ticket for the Hasbro Exclusive, fans can join the regular Celebration Experience Exhibition Hall Chutes.
You cannot get into the Hasbro line to purchase anything at their booth without a ticket on Thursday or Friday, regardless if what you’re purchasing is the Hasbro Exclusive or not. On Thursday and Friday the only fans that can shop in the Hasbro booth are those with tickets.
On Saturday and Sunday, tickets will not be required to shop at the Hasbro booth.
Not sure why Hasbro thought this is a fair way to distribute those figures, especially with two major panels happening on Thursday and Friday morning with thousands of people expected to camp out over night.
Also, what else will Hasbro offer for sale? Maybe the first wave of 6" 40th Anniversary Collection figures? Will we see wave 4 of 3.75" Rogue One figures? Stay tuned to JediBusiness.com for updates!
Entertainment Earth now offers pre-orders for one of the hottest Star Wars action figures of the year: The 40th Anniversary Collection Legacy Pack! This Hasbro set includes a newly sculpted 6" Darth Vader on a vintage inspired cardback together with a display stand. The set retails for $39.99, get yours here: ENTERTAINMENT EARTH
This Hasbro Rogue One package was mailed out to select media outlets at the end of March 2017 to celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on home video. The Rogue One designed box included the Jedha Revolt 4-pack with figures of Saw Gerrera, Edrio "Two Tubes", Hovertank Pilot and Jyn Erso. In addition to four action figures the set also included a digital download code for Rogue One and a flyer with unique artwork. Here is a closer look:
Older Star Wars action figures from the Force Awakens toy line are now showing up at ROSS stores across the United States. They are priced at $4.99 each. Thanks to Jon Gray for the picture!
Hasbro's The Black Series 6" AT-ACT Drivers have been found on stores shelves from east to west coast! The figure is a Target store exclusive.
Let us know in the comments if you've found it yet in your area! Happy Hunting!
Fans and collectors of Hasbro's 3.75" action figure line wish Hasbro would return to the times between 2005 and 2012 when almost every 3.75" Star Wars action figure released was well articulated. Not only were those Star Wars figures nicely detailed, but Hasbro also released a lot of background droids and obscure alien characters (and even included diorama pieces with some figures!) which helped SW figure collectors to round out displays and dioramas.
With Hasbro's focus on a new Star Wars movie every year, and the focus of the main 3.75" action figure line on kids, there is little room to satisfy the demand of long-time and older Star Wars action figure collectors. Currently the only retailer to offer super articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures by Hasbro is Walmart, which has about 16 different figures per year with roughly half of them being re-releases of older figures.
On this week’s episode, Jake and Criz Bee discuss the release of Rogue One on home video, the conclusion of last week’s Star Wars Rebels episode and some of the great deals that can be found currently at retail. The hosts then address listener feedback on what the future of Hasbro figure line might look like and they discuss the possibility of a Hasbro Star Wars action figure subscription service. Toss in the toy rundown of the news and the collector calendar for the latest action figure-filled episode of TOY RUN!
Some Walmart stores across the United States have rolled back their prices on Hasbro Star Wars toys! The U-Wing Fighter and the Imperial Tie Striker can be found for $19.99 each, The Black Series 6" figures are marked down to $9.84, super articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures and 12" figures have been reduced to $5.84 each. Check out the pictures below!
Hasbro's Studio FX app, which in the past could be used to steer the AT-ACT vehicle, might be broken. Even though the app starts and is able to detect the AT-ACT vehicle, it is unable to connect to it so that users could steer the AT-ACT vehicle with it.
Do you own the AT-ACT? Have you experienced any trouble with the app? Let us know in the comments please!
You can now find Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database, for more information about each figure please have a look at the database entries:
You can now find Hasbro's press photos in our photo gallery, have fun looking through all the up-coming figures:
The First Order Transmissions Podcast has revealed four new Hasbro 6" action figures on their Facebook page.
Those four figures will be part of the 40th Anniversary Collection this Spring/Summer. The figures revealed included Han Solo, R2-D2, Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi and Princess Leia. All four figures are re-releases of previous figures, but the packaging of course is where it's at in this case!
If Hasbro doesn't make it, you have to get on it yourself! Here is a picture of Abel Garcia's custom made Tusken Raider hutts. It also shows that Kenner vintage figures can live in harmony with modern Hasbro 3.75" figures! Thanks for sharing your work Abel, it looks great!
The Star Wars Show has revealed that Hasbro will be offering a Luke Skywalker action figure in the 6" scale exclusively at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. Here are some screen grabs from the Star Wars show:
Gizmodo.com gives us our first look at up-coming Star Wars action figures by Hasbro for the 40th anniversary. The article states that Hasbro will be releasing figures based on the 40th annivesary throughout the year, not just during Spring and Summer.
Most surpring is that the 3.75" figures (which are made out of metal) will be released under the Black Series banner for $15 each, even though they are not poseable. They will be released together with a display stand which can hold a backdrop picture (each figure will come with two different backdrops, a movie scene and a character picture). The Black Series 6" figures will also get static versions along with a display stand which features sounds and light effects ($50 each).
For the full reveal, head on over to Gizmodo.com.
In this week’s episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the leaked Hasbro catalog from Spain with 40th Anniversary information in it, the latest clearance finds and Mark Hamill defending the prequel trilogy. The hosts also review Hasbro’s wave 3 of Rogue One 3.75” figures, which included Bodhi Rook, the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist and more. And just like always, Jake and Criz Bee cover all the Star Wars action figure news from this past week. Listen now and subscribe on your favorite streaming service (iTunes, Google Play, etc...)!
We've received official press photos from Hasbro of the up-coming wave 4 of Rogue One 3.75" action figures. Those figures should be on retail shelves in March and April of this year. Take a look here!
You can now find the brand new 3 3/4" Captain Phasma and 3 3/4" Finn action figures from Hasbro's VS. 2-pack in the database. To learn more about each figure have a look at the entries here:
The currently most requested 6" Black Series action figures are Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus, both figures are now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth! Those will be hard to find figures, so get them now:
You can now find the Walmart exclusive 3 3/4" AT-ST Driver with AT-ST Walker in the database. Here is more information about the figure:
You can now find the Toys'R'Us exclusive The Black Series 6" astromech droid 3-pack in the database. The set included figures of Wedge Antilles astromech droid, Biggs Darklighter's astromech droid and Garven Dreis' astromech droid. For more information about each droid have a look here please:
You can now find the Hasbro 3 3/4" variation of Admiral Thrawn in the database. The first released version had a wrongly painted rank insignia on the chest. For more information about Admiral Thrawn have a look here please:
You can now find the re-release of Hasbro's 3 3/4" Kanan with Y-Wing Bomber in the database. Here is more information about this set:
You can now find the 2016/2017 Target exclusive 8-pack of Hasbro 3 3/4" figures in the database:
This morning Mads Mikkelsen tweeted a picture of an upcoming Hasbro 3 3/4" Galen Erso action figure. Not long after that Hasbro sent out an official statement saying that the figure will be available in Spring 2017. Here is the picture of the tweet and Hasbro's official press photo:
You can now find the re-release of the First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant with Assault Walker in the database, for more information about this set have a look here:
You can now find the re-release of the First Order Snowtrooper Officer with First Order Snowspeeder in the database. For a closer look at the figure and the vehicle have a look here:
You can now find the re-release of Ezra Bridger with Ezra Bridger's Speeder in the database. Even though the set is a re-release it appears as if Ezra was given a brighter paint application than before. You can learn more about this set here:
You can now find the re-release of Hasbro's 3 3/4" Rey with Rey's Speeder (Jakku) in the database. The set didn't change, but the packaging did. Here is more information about the figure:
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4" version of Hera Synduall as a pilot in the database. The figure came with a newly sculpted A-Wing fighter. Take a look at the set here:
You can now find the Toys'R'Us exclusive Hasbro 3 3/4" Rogue One action figure 2-pack in the database. This set includes figures of Cassian Andor and a Rogue One Stormtrooper. You can learn more about each figure here:
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years. In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016. Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines. All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Stream now for free!
Now that 2016 is over it's time to look at our favorite Hasbro Star Wars action figures from The Black Series 6" line! What do you think? Do you agree with the list?
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4" Jyn Erso (Imperial Ground Crew Disguise) in the database, check it out:
It seems as if Hasbro releases a 3 3/4" Admiral Thrawn action figure roughly about every 10 years. You can now find the brand new version of Grand Admiral Thrawn in the database, check it out:
We've just added the brand new 5 points of articulation, 3 3/4" Hasbro Death Trooper Specialist to the database. Have a look:
You can now find Hasbro's Rogue One Scarif Stormtrooper (Shoretrooper) in the database, check it out:
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4" version of Bodhi Rook in the database. For all the details take a look here:
You can now find the Hasbro 6" Walmart exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper in the database. Have a look for more information:
Entertainment Earth has received a shipment of wave 3 Rogue One Star Wars action figures. New figures in this series include Bodi Rook, Scarif Stormtrooper, Admiral Thrawn, Imperial Death Trooper Specialist and Jyn Erso in Imperial Ground Crew outfit. The only re-pack in this wave is Princess Leia from Star Wars Rebels.
You can now find the Hasbro 3 3/4" Walmart exclusive 3-pack from Rogue One in the database. The set consists of three previously released Rogue One figures:
Waiting is over! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally in movie theaters and we hope you'll enjoy the movie! If you want to look up Star Wars action figures from Rogue One you have several options here on JediBusiness.com. First, you can look at figures sorted by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story no matter what toy line or scale, or you can look at each individual toy line:
May The Force Be With You!
You can now find all four figures from Hasbro's 3 3/4" Kohl's exclusive Rogue One 4-pack in the database. Check them out!
It appears as if super articulated 3 3/4" figures from Hasbro's The Black Series are shipping to Walmart stores again. We've come across several Captain Phasma, First Order Stormtrooper and Rey figures at multiple locations. If you are still missing those figures, or want to army build the Stormtrooper, make sure to check out your local Walmart store!
You can now find The Black Series 6" Clone Troopers Of Order 66 in the database! The set is exclusive to Entertainment Earth, you can learn more about the set here:
You can order a set a set here: Entertainment Earth Clone Troopers Of Order 66 - The Black Series 6"
One of the first brick and mortar stores outside of Disney World which carries the AT-ACT is ThinkGeek. If you have a ThinkGeek store in your neighborhood it might be worth stopping by. Unfortunately, the vehicle is not on sale and retails for $299.99.
You can now find Sabine Wren from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database! The figure came in second place in Hasbro's Fans Choice Poll in 2015. Check out all about this fantastic figure here:
You can now find all six new figures from the latest wave of Hasbro 6" The Black Series figures in the database. Check 'em out:
We've added the new Obi-Wan Kenobi from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series to the database. All the details about this great figure an be found here:
You can now find Princess Leia Organa from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database. Here is more information about the figure:
DARTH REVAN from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series has made it into the database! This figure was chosen in 2015 as Hasbro's Fans Choice Poll Winner. Get all the information about this figure here:
You can now find Hasbro's The Black Series 6" action figures of the Snowtrooper and the AT-AT Driver in the database. Learn more about each figure here:
We've received official word about up-coming Walmart exclusive Star Wars products. Among the items announced are highly anticipated super articulated 3 3/4" Star Wars action figures of the Scarif Stormtrooper and Cassian Andor, both from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Scarif Stormtrooper in particular is interesting because it's a "generic" trooper, which means you can army build it to have an entire squad of Imperial troopers on your display shelf. For fans of super articulated Star Wars action figures those are a must-have! Look for both of these figures on Walmart shelves starting December 1st.
You can now find the dark red arm version of C-3PO from Hasbro's The Black Series in the database. You can learn more about the figure by checking out the database entry:
Stay on Target, literally! We've received several reports across the United States that Target stores are fullly stocked and loaded with wave 2 of Rogue One 3 3/4" figures and the Krennic/C-3PO/Stormtrooper Squad Leader 6" figures! Check out the pictures below!
Happy Hunting everybody and good luck!
You can now find the regular Tie Fighter Pilot which was packed in with the regular retail version of the Tie Striker, and the exclusive Toys'R'Us version of the Tie Fighter Pilot with battle damaged Tie Striker in the database. Check out both database entries to find out what the differences are:
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 9 Case was just added to the Entertainment Earth website! It's going to ship to customers in December!
The entire case ships for free! Order here: The Black Series On Entertainment Earth!
You can now find Hasbro's re-issue of the Emperor's Royal Guard (3 3/4" scale) from The Black Series Walmart exclusive line in the database. Learn more about this over the top cool figure here:
You can now find the Walmart exclusive Lando Calrissian (General) from Hasbro's 3 3/4" The Black Series line in the database. Learn all about this figure here:
You can now find the 3 3/4" The Black Series Walmart exclusive Ahsoka Tano in the database. Get all the details here:
We just added the super articulated The Black Series Walmart exclusive 3 3/4" Jyn Erso and the 3 3/4" Imperial Death Trooper Specialist to the database. Check them out:
You can now find The Black Series 6" Director Orson Krennic in the database. To learn more about this figure head on over to the database entry:
The Toys'R'Us exclusive Tie Striker vehicle which has extra battle damage deco and a uniqule painted Tie Fighter pilot with silver tear stripes down on the helmet, has been found at Toys'R'Us stores for 20% off. Happy Hunting!
You can now find The Black Series 6" Target exclusive 3-pack with the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist, Captain Cassian Andor and Sergeant Jyn Erso in the database. For a closer look at each figure have a look at the individual entries please:
You can now find The Black Series #28, the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader, in the database. Check it out:
You can now find the Walgreens exclusive C-3PO The Black Series 6" figure in the database. For more information about the figure, have a look here:
We've added all six astromech droids from the Entertainment Earth gift-set to the database. You can learn more about each figure here:
Here are some interesting Star Wars action figure deals for this week! Walmart has rolled back the price on the A-Wing and the Tie Striker.
Your mileage will vary, but Kendall Pope reported in that he found The Black Series Target exclusive 6" Poe Dameron with FN-2199 on clearance for $11.98! Our local Target carries them at full price still, but it might be worth to take it up to the scanner next time to check the price!
Thanks for the report Kendall!
We've added the Toys'R'Us exclusive Hovertank Pilot to the database. You can get all the details about the figure here:
Jon Allemang wrote in to let us know that he found the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3 3/4" Jyn Erso and the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist at a Walmart store in Omaha NE.
Thanks for the report Jon, and happy hunting everybody!
We've added the Kmart exclusive Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu) 6" action figure to the database. You can learn more about the figure here:
Hasbro's flag ship toy for the Holiday season 2016 is undoubtedly the $300 AT-ACT vehicle. It was the center piece during Hasbro's panel and diorama display at San Diego Comic Con in 2016 and it was featured at Hasbro's New York Comic Con display. Hasbro also released a video in their "Designer Desk" series which showcased the craftsmanship, features and functionality of the AT-ACT vehicle.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" The Black Series Imperial Death Trooper and Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu) in the database. Check 'em out here:
You can now find Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database. Learn more about the figure here:
We've added K-2SO from The Black Series 6" toy line to the database, check it out:
We've updated the database with Hasbro's 3 3/4 inch Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) action figure which was released in the second wave of Rogue One figures.
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4 inch Cassian Andor (Eadu) action figure in the database.
You can now find Poe Dameron and the First Order Snowtrooper Officer with white shoulder pauldron in the database. This 2-pack is currently available in stores in the Rogue One Collection. For more information about each figure please visit the database entry:
The Target exclusive Star Wars Rogue One Action Figure 12" 6-Pack is currently in-stock on Target.com and they have shown up in stores as well.
Entertainment Earth has the exclusive multipack of Astromech Droids in-stock! The set retails for $79.99 and ships for free.
The set includes Jabba's Bartender Droid (Return Of The Jedi), R7-F5 (The Clone Wars), QT-KT (The Clone Wars), R7-D4 (The Clone Wars), R2-C2 (The Clone Wars), R2-A5 (A New Hope). You can order your set here!
You can now find Baze Malbus and the Imperial Stormtrooper from Rogue One in the database!
You can now find following Star Wars Rebels action figures in the database: Darth Maul, Seventh Sister and the Mimic Droid.
The Toys'R'Us exclusive 12" InteracTech Shadow Trooper was found at the Tukwila, WA location yesterday!
You can now find Chirrut Îmwe and Princess Leia from Star Wars Rebels in the database.
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You can now find the cool Rebel Commando Pao VS. Imperial Death Trooper 2-pack in the database. Check 'em out!
The 2016 version of Rey (Jakku) from Hasbro's 3 3/4 inch Rogue One toyline has made it into the database. Take a look!
Hasbro has released a brand new toy commercial featuring Rogue One 3 3/4 inch Star Wars action figures! Check it out!
You can now find Moroff and the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader in the database.
Hasbro has updated their Hasbro Pulse website with a cool look at the new AT-ACT vehicle! The video features design legend Mark Boudreaux and Hasbro's Design Director Steve Evans.
Hasbro has released an official collector's checklist! Read on for more!
Rogue One action figures have been found at the Barnes&Noble bookstore chain. Check out the images of the aisle display!
The huge The Black Series Special Forces Elite Tie Fighter is currently on sale at an unbelievably low $61.66 on Amazon.com!
Walmart's exclusive 3 3/4 inch wave of super articulated Rogue One figures were confirmed officially to JediBusiness.com by Hasbro several months ago, but now Kotaku.com posted official pictures!
Another reveal by Kotaku.com today was the Target exclusive 3-pack with figures from the 6-inch The Black Series.
It was revealed by Kotaku that Kohl's will have an exclusive multipack this Fall. The set will include four different Hasbro Star Wars figures in the 3 3/4 inch scale.
It was revealed today via Yakface.com that Toys'R'Us stores will carry an exclusive The Black Series 6-inch action figure!
We were invited to interview Hasbro at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. We collected questions from you and asked Steve Evans, Hasbro's Star Wars Design Director, to answer them. Thank you to Ryan Beise, co-host of the Galaxy Of Toys Podcast, for representing JediBusiness.com in London and Steve Evans for taking his time yet again to answer our questions.
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When I first saw The Force Awakens, I was struck by how little there was in the way of costume changes for the main characters. There also didn't seem to be many background characters. Whereas in A New Hope or Return of the Jedi, the camera lingers a bit more in the Cantina and Jabba's Palace, The Force Awakens seems to blur through its similar local, Maz's Castle. After I saw the movie twice, I started composing a list in my head of what figures Hasbro could make for the 3 3/4" line. At first I thought there were about 25-35 figures that could be made. With not all that many figures already released, and comparing this to the output we had with the last major film release, Revenge of the Sith, it seemed very small.
Welcome to our Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 interview with Hasbro. During the biggest Star Wars party on the planet, we were given a 10 minute time slot on April 17th, where Jeff Labovitz and Joe Ninivaggi answered questions our readers had. Unfortunately we couldn't ask all the questions which were submitted to us. Thank you to Brandon Rohwer and Justin Aclin at HunterPR for scheduling the interview and thanks to Jeff and Joe for answering our questions.